Waarnemingen.be - Non-native animal occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Waarnemingen.be - Non-native animal occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by Natuurpunt and described (v1.2) in Swinnen et al. (2018, https://doi.org/10.3391/bir.2018.7.3.17). The dataset contains over 759,000 occurrences of 585 non-native animal species, recorded by volunteers (citizen scientists), mainly since 2008. The occurrences are derived from the database http://www.waarnemingen.be, hosted at the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt in collaboration with Stichting Natuurinformatie. Standardized information regarding the occurrence's sex, lifeStage, reproductiveCondition, behavior, occurrenceRemarks, and samplingProtocol is included as well. Generalized and/or withheld information: since dataset v1.4 location information is no longer generalized to grid cells, but provided as the original decimalLatitude/Longitude and coordinateUncertaintyInMeters for all occurrences. Observer name, toponyms, and photographs are not included in the published dataset, but are known in the source database. To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.natuurpunt.be/normen-voor-datagebruik) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/k2aiak) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to provide more information or know how you have used the data, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or natuurdata@natuurpunt.be. The publication of this dataset is supported by INBO and funded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) as part of the Belgian contribution to LifeWatch.

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Additional Info

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/9a0b66df-7535-4f28-9f4e-5bc11b8b096c
Last Updated April 2, 2021, 13:56 (Europe/Brussels)
Created April 2, 2021, 13:56 (Europe/Brussels)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive https://ipt.inbo.be/archive.do?r=dieren-exoten-natuurpunt-occurrences
Dataset website http://www.waarnemingen.be
GBIF UUID 9a0b66df-7535-4f28-9f4e-5bc11b8b096c
Administrative contact Marc Herremans - marc.herremans@natuurpunt.be
Metadata author Wouter Vanreusel - wouter.vanreusel@natuurpunt.be